Hage, Christine Lind
Christine Lind Hage, RHPL director, shares the 100-year-old story of the Rochester Hills Public Library in an oral history collected at the RHPL on April 1, 2010. Follow the story of the first documented library in Rochester in 1872 to the building of the first facility on University and Pine to the 1992 relocation to the current facility on Olde Towne Road, visited by 1500-2500 people every day. She tells stories about individuals and community groups who were involved in building, designing, working and even gardening in the various locations. Recorded by Rebecca Rivard, this oral history stresses the central value of RHPL to Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township residents and pays homage to individual efforts and contributions. Run time 32:11. listen now
Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Woodward Parker Eva, Comstock Florence, Schrader Leona, Currey Grace, Wilson Pat Olson, Mitzelfeld Monty, Mumby Jim, Bonam Robert
Marye Miller, director of the Older Persons Commission Senior Center, reflects on her years building and leading one of the nation's premier senior community centers. Miller's work in the community meeting the needs of older adults is particularly meaningful at this moment in history, as the Baby Boomer generation enters the 65+ age bracket.
Recorded at the OPC Senior Center by Cornelia Pokrzywa in August 2010. Run time 39:53. listen now
Posted on 01/04/2011
/ People Kelly Delta, Borden Earl, White Cathy, Rewold Roy
John Anderson is the former director of Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA). Anderson talks about RARA's history and the program's impact on the community.
Recorded by Danielle Sautter.
Run time 26:01. listen now
Posted on 05/09/2011
/ People Genik Nancy, Hale Michelle